Finding A Goldmine of Clay

Talking about putting your money where your mouth is…DiggersList CEO and Founder Matt Knox was in need of some bricks for a patio and pathway install, so, after browsing around his own site (eh, hem!) DiggersList, he came across a listing posted by user Verticia. Apparently, she had just bought a home and dug up its old brick patio, stacked the pile on the side of her house and posted it for sale. Matt jumped on it immediately (after losing out to a stack posted for free the previous month), and off we went to Verticia’s house to pay and pick up this goldmine of clay cakes.

Donning gloves, a workable wheel barrel, and a “raised-by-a-farm-girl” work ethic…I started helping Matt load in our new haul into our rented U-Haul.

TIP #1: Be sure your truck, van, or car has the LOAD BEARING capacity to handle hauling the weight of the item(s) you wish to move/transfer.

TIP #2: If you don’t have a truck or vehicle capable of moving an item(s) you’ve bought on DiggersList, rent a truck from Home Depot or U-Haul…the cost for Home Depot is $19.95 for the first 75 minutes, then $10 for each hour after that. U-Haul starts at $19.95 plus $0.59 per mile.


The truck worked perfectly, and with the help of our friend and ice hockey compadre, Sam Graham, we were unloading in no time!

So, after pricing out Home Depot and Lowe’s bricks ($0.42 and $0.49 p/brick respectively), Matt and I were jumping for joy when we realized we had paid just $0.07 per brick! We certainly struck gold, er…clay!

To see what we did with these pavers, check out Matt’s brick patio & pathway how-to project.

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor nerd, design enthusiast and the Editor-in-Chief/Writer for HomeJelly and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dwellingz, a real estate home story-telling website. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kids book author, voted "Class Clown", and rescue dogs crusader. If you're in the market for a new home, or just want to learn the "inside scoop" on Los Angeles real estate, click onto her photo and read her home tours and stories at www.dwellingz.com.

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